"No, for a number of reasons. I love my job too much and don't want to do anything else. I love making movies. And also, I look at that world and I don't think I'm cut out for it. I don't think I'd enjoy it," Damon told USA Today.
Damon, who co-produces, co-wrote and stars in the upcoming Gus Van Sant-directed drama Promised Land, examining desperate times in a farming community and the environmental and emotional impact of fracking, goes on to say: “I talked to a political consultant when I was doing The Adjustment Bureau.
“He said that when he started out, you'd work for someone you believed in and you'd craft these messages. It was all about the nuance. And then we figured out somewhere along the line that you throw (stuff) at the other candidate and it doesn't matter if it's true.
"I'm reading about Bobby Kennedy a lot right now. He was running a campaign from his heart. That doesn't happen anymore. When I see a politician, I don't believe it anymore."
Affleck denied political aspirations writing on his Facebook page:
“I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office. Right now it's a privilege to spend my time working with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), supporting our veterans, drawing attention to the great many who go hungry in the U.S. everyday and using filmmaking to entertain and foster discussion about issues like our relationship to Iran.
We are about to get a great Secretary of State and there are some phenomenal candidates in Massachusetts for his Senate seat. I look forward to an amazing campaign.”